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A brief history of trans-Atlantic balloon crossings

21/09/2022 Jo Bailey Hot Air Balloon History

The hot air balloon is not a new invention. It dates all the way back to the 1700s and, from early on, balloonists dreamed of piloting one across the Atlantic. What they did not realise is that this would remain only a dream for a very long time.

International Women’s Day 8th March 2022!

06/03/2022 Jo Bailey Balloon Ride Innovation, Features, Hot Air Balloon History, Hot Air Balloon Stories

To celebrate International Women’s Day, we are looking back at some of the most influential women in hot air ballooning. As far back as the late 1700s women have been involved in hot air ballooning. After the Montgolfier brothers demonstrated the first ever tethered flight with humans on board in…

Curious stories from hot air ballooning’s past

17/04/2018 philip Hot Air Balloon History

A hot air balloon flight is a great experience. People celebrate birthdays and anniversaries on balloon flights, and they offer a fantastic way to say

Hot air ballooning in numbers

24/03/2018 philip Hot Air Balloon History

Hot air ballooning is an old technology that is still thrilling people by taking them up high in the sky to get a wonderful bird’s eye view of the

Hot air ballooning over Bath through the times

24/08/2017 philip Hot Air Balloon History

For a breath-taking view of the stunning architecture of Bath and the surrounding countryside, take a hot air balloon ride. There are many options available including champagne flights and private flights. If you get caught by the hot air balloon flying bug, you can even book lessons to learn how…

7 things you may not know about hot air balloon history

19/11/2015 Jo Bailey Hot Air Balloon History

Many regard the Wright brothers as being the first pilots to fly, but people were flying in hot air balloons a century before